Forward 1 hour
When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 8, 2020 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 1, 2020, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 1, 2020, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 1, 2020 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Canada starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
Most of Saskatchewan, some locations in Québec east of 63° westerly longitude (e.g. Blanc-Sablon), Southampton Island, and some areas in British Columbia don't use DST and stay on standard time all year. See table below.
DST in Provinces and Territories in Canada (13 in total, 9 where all observe DST, 4 with parts on DST)
|Alberta||Mar 8 - Nov 1||Northwest Territories||Mar 8 - Nov 1||Quebec (east)||No DST|
|British Columbia (east, northeast, southeast)||No DST||Nova Scotia||Mar 8 - Nov 1||Quebec||Mar 8 - Nov 1|
|British Columbia||Mar 8 - Nov 1||Nunavut||Mar 8 - Nov 1||Saskatchewan (east, west)||Mar 8 - Nov 1|
|Manitoba||Mar 8 - Nov 1||Ontario||Mar 8 - Nov 1||Saskatchewan||No DST|
|New Brunswick||Mar 8 - Nov 1||Ontario (southwest)||No DST||Yukon||Mar 8 - Nov 1|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Mar 8 - Nov 1||Prince Edward Island||Mar 8 - Nov 1|
On July 1, 1908, the residents of Port Arthur, Ontario, today's Thunder Bay, turned their clocks forward by 1 hour to start the world's first DST period. Other locations in Canada soon followed suit. On April 23, 1914, Regina in Saskatchewan implemented DST. The cities of Winnipeg and Brandon in Manitoba did so on April 24, 1916.
It is up to the legislation in each municipality in Canada to decide on the use of DST. As a result, there are some locations don't follow the DST schedule of their in provinces and territories. For example, while British Columbia uses DST, some locations in the province do not. These include Chetwynd, Creston, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, and Fort St. John. In Saskatchewan, it is the opposite. Most of the province does not observe DST, except for some locations, including Creighton and Denare Beach.
Since 2007, all provinces, territories, and locations in Canada using DST follow the same start and end dates as the United States.